little smaller than a pencil eraser and in located on the top right side of my scalp about an inch above my hair line. Its covered by my hair. but lately it has been painful and bleeds, its always been a pale color with a little bit of red to it I have had other moles removed from my neck by being froze. can i do this for the scalp mole? Not worried about scaring,considering its completely covered by my hair. But i am scared it will be painful,cause more problems later. can this be froze off?
Removing Scalp Mole - Freezing?
Doctor Answers 5
Do Not Freeze This
Treatment of mole
I discourage freezing this lesion. If it has been painful and bleeding, then it should be evaluated and a shave biopsy should be done.
Mole frozen removed
If this growth represents a real mole (melanocytic, or made up of melanocytes), it should NOT be frozen. A real mole should be biopsied and sent to a dermatopathologist (a pathologist who specializes in looking at skin biopsies) to make sure it's OK.
You might also like...
Do not freeze this mole
Please consult a dermatologist with this mole. You will be told if this mole may be dangerous. Then it should be removed and sent to the lab.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.